Isaac closes area businesses and government offices

TAMPA - The following businesses and government offices will be closed on Monday because of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac.

Amtrak Silver Line Service

Amtrak has suspected port of its Silver Service between Miami and Orlando, Florida through Monday, 27, 2012. Click here for more updates: http://www.amtrak.com

Bay Pines VA Healthcare

Bay Pines VA Healthcare Systems are closing the following outpatient clinics on Monday, August 27:

  • Bradenton Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Fort Myers VA Outpatient Clinic
  • Naples Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Palm Harbor Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Port Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Sarasota Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Sebring Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • St. Petersburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic

All appointments, outpatient services and selection procedures at the main Bay Pines VA Medical Center have also been canceled.  Patients with appointments on Monday will soon be contacted to reschedule. For more information about clinic closures call 727-398-9500.

Bradenton City offices

Bradenton City offices will be closed on Monday, August 27.  Public safety personnel will report as assigned by their supervisors. City garbage collection will be suspended on Monday, and will resume on Tuesday, weather permitting. Some Public Works and Utilities staff will be available on Monday.  Call 941-708-6300 for more information.

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island will be closed on Monday, August 27.  Busch Gardens is expected to open on Tuesday.

Clearwater City Offices

Clearwater City Offices and buildings will be closed on Monday.  Solid waste services will also be suspended and the Monday garbage pickup will shift to Tuesday.  Tuesday's pickup will be shifted to Wednesday. Residents are warned to stay off the roads, and non-essential employees should not report to work.

Coast Guard ports

The Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Captain has closed the Port of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Manatee in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.

Community Health Centers of Pinellas Inc

Community Health Centers of Pinellas' five locations will be closed on Monday.  For more information call 727-824-8181

The five locations are:

  • Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center
  • CHCP at Pinellas Park
  • CHCP at Largo
  • CHCP at Tarpon Springs
  • CHCP at Clearwater

Haley Vets Hospital Clinics

The James A. Haley Veterans' Outpatient Clinics will not open on Monday. Patients scheduled on Monday will be contacted by staff to reschedule their appointments.

Hillsborough County Offices

Hillsborough County Government and Supervisor of Elections and Environmental Protection, Commission of Hillsborough County Offices, and Public Schools Offices are closed on Monday. Non-essential public health and safety services will also be closed.

Note: Customers should NOT place any waste materials at the curb on Monday.

JCC Suncoast

JCC Suncoast will be closed on Monday and will adhere to the Pinellas County Public School schedule .

Manatee County Clerk's Office

The Manatee County Clerk's Office will be closed Monday, August 27, 2012.

Manatee Glens Outpatient

Outpatient Manatee Glens locations and programs will be closed to staff and clients on Monday.  Staff are requested to initiate phone trees to alert their department staff and to contact clients to cancel appointments immediately.  Call 941-782-4200, Option 3.

Note: Manatee Glens Access Center, Manatee Glens Hospital, Manatee Glens Addiction Center, Manatee Glens Crisis Center and Manatee Glens Outpatient Detox will be open on Monday as usual.

Manatee Rural Health Services

Manatee County Rural Health Services offices in Manatee, Sarasota, and DeSoto counties will be closed on Monday. A decision has not been made about Tuesday yet.

Pasco County Healthy and Wellness Center

Pasco County Schools Health and Wellness Centers will be closed on Monday.

Pinellas/Pasco Courthouses

Most of Monday's court proceedings on Monday have been canceled. Exceptions include first appearance advisories and juvenile shelter and detention hearing. If you were summoned for jury duty on Monday you will not need to report.

Judges and other necessary court personnel will be available for emergencies requiring judicial decisions. Check http://www.jud6.org for updates.

Ringling Museum

The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida is closing its venues, grounds and administrative offices to the public on Monday.  The museum expects to re-open on Tuesday at noon. The planned Monday Night Movie, Jefferson in Paris, has been rescheduled to Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Historic Asolo Theater.

Ruth Eckerd Jazz Auditions

The Marcia P. Hoffman

Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall is cancelling their jazz auditions and any private lessons scheduled after 3 p.m. on Monday.

Sarasota City Services

The following Sarasota City Services will be closed on Monday, August 27.

  • Sarasota County Area Buses will not run
  • Sarasota County offices
  • Clerk of the Court
  • City of Sarasota
  • City of Venice
  • City of North Point
  • Town of Longboat Key
  • Sarasota County School Board
  • Sheriff's Business Office
  • Health Department

Keep track of the tropics at  abcactionnews.com/hurricane .

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